posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 11:06 PM
Excellent post as always, Slayer.
I spent a few weeks backpacking through Peru this past May, and one definitely gets the feeling a very ancient civilization used to call the land
The stonework is, as you've pointed out, entrancing. I also agree that much of the ruins seem to be built upon older, more sophisticated structures.
At Machu Picchu (which deserves a thread of its own), many 'simpler' structures are built upon much larger, more finely crafted stone. Beautiful
Something else I noticed while traveling around the country is the absolutely dumbfounding amount of terracing in the mountains. Almost every hill and
cliff side has been painstakingly terraced to increase crop yield. I mean, it's everywhere! That alone says something about the size and level of
sophistication of Peruvian history, IMO.